A host of factors, including poverty, job loss, lack of transportation, unaffordable housing and chronic health issues, contribute to creating barriers to food access. But the vague mental images painted by these scenarios do not necessarily put an accurate face on WNC’s sprawling and complicated food insecurity problem.
Press release from the Organic Growers School: Date: Tuesday February 12th, 2019 Time: 4:00 to 8:30 pm Location: Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Incubator Farm 180 Mag Sluder Rd. Alexander, NC 28701 (just 15 minutes from Asheville, NC) Cost: $40 per person (dinner included) Instructors: Danielle Hutchinson (Beacon Village Farm), Vanessa Campbell (Full Sun Farm) and […]
Press release from the Henderson County Education Foundation: HENDERSONVILLE – The Henderson County Education Foundation will host its fourth annual Food for Thought event from January 21st through January 25th. Participating restaurants will donate a portion of their sales (between 10 and 25%) to support the Foundation and its programs benefitting public schools in Henderson […]
Press release from Living Web Farms: JANUARY 29TH , 2019 LIVING WEB FARMS presents COFFEE: ACTIVISM, SUSTAINABILTY, FLAVOR, AND TRADE 6:00-8:00pm 176 Kimzey Road Mills River NC 28759 Coffee Class Explores Flavor, and Footprint of World’s Second Most-Traded Commodity Powering our work day and many school carpools, coffee is the second most traded commodity after oil, and […]
Press release from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission: Supporting the agricultural industry, impacting rural communities and stimulating economic development are key objectives for the 2019 NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission (NCTTFC) grant cycle. Funds will be awarded in the fall of 2019 for selected innovative projects. Applications information is now online at www.tobaccotrustfund.org for […]
Landmark restaurants changed hands, established chefs experimented with new concepts and Asheville lost one food festival and gained a new one.
In a city that’s always hopping with food and drink events, here are a few that stood out from 2018.
Press release from Eblen Charities: Christmas Holidays away from school is not always an event that every student looks forward to as school lets out for the rest of the year. Along with no classes, sleeping late, Christmas parties, and as family and friends get together comes a side of the Christmas Holidays that few […]
Press release from Brevard College: Brevard College’s Bill’s Boiler House will become a Brevard College operated coffee shop. Previously occupied by Appalachian Coffee Company, the coffee house will now serve coffee brewed by alum Jotham Lipsi ‘05, owner of Pisgah Coffee Roasters. “We are very thankful to Appalachian Coffee for running Bill’s for the past […]
Press release from Farm Burger: Farm Burger (locations downtown and in South Asheville) will delay its opening on Tuesday, Nov. 6, to 12:30pm to provide employees ample time to cast their vote. Following the delayed opening, the restaurants will be open for lunch and dinner as usual. Both locations will also offer a free side of […]
From cornbread to curries, the school’s latest collection of recipes gives a glimpse into the daily life and historic background of the Western North Carolina craft school.
Press release from UNC Asheville: Public interest attorney Steven M. Druker, founder of the Alliance for Bio-Integrity, will speak at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9 in UNC Asheville’s Rhoades Robinson Hall, Room 125, in an event co-sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Department of Environmental Studies and Living Web Farms. This event is free and open […]
Dahlias take center stage with events at the Hendersonville botanical garden.
The Early Girl’s owners say King Daddy’s will shutter on Thursday, Sept. 20, with the new restaurant opening on Wednesday, Sept. 26.
With new plans for a pantry on wheels and a pop-up market program that can connect with untapped collaborators, MANNA FoodBank rounds out almost five years of work aimed at addressing health inequities among WNC’s most vulnerable populations.
A renewed focus on farming aims to provide STEM education opportunities for students while ultimately making the organization self-sustaining.
Press release from Hickory Nut Gap Farm: [FAIRVIEW, NC, August 29th-] After months of planning, Hickory Nut Gap Farm has put together an impressive list of performers, artists, and renaissance-related talent for the upcoming “Fall Renaissance Faire at the Farm.” The all-day event kicks off on Saturday, September 8th from 11am-4pm. Performances are scheduled throughout […]
The self-guided tour will feature a wide range of garden designs established both at older homes and newly constructed residences.
Nationally known speakers, cooking classes with Asheville chefs and visits to local farms and markets are all part of this new learning event for medical professionals and nutritionists.
Through a partnership with Patchwork Urban Farms, chef Gene Ettison is leveraging a new entrepreneurial venture to bring healthy meals and grocery options to Asheville’s food deserts.
Press release from Fatz Southern Kitchen: ASHEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 2, 2018 – Fatz Southern Kitchen is offering teachers a 50% discount from August 1-31 to thank educators during the back-to-school season. Any teacher that dines in-restaurant with Fatz for either lunch or dinner will receive 50% off of his or her meal. To redeem, teachers […]